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Mother arrested after losing son in filthy apartment

Photo via KCRA3

A Sacramento, Calif.  mother of two, Christina Milligan, 30, called 9-1-1 to report her 9-year-old autistic son missing and was arrested after Sacramento County Sheriff deputies located the missing boy.  When the deputies arrived at Milligan’s apartment, they found extremely filthy living conditions.  The deputies found dirty diapers, old food, and trash covering the floor of the apartment.  Cockroaches were climbing the apartment walls and there was a very strong urine smell throughout the apartment.

After searching through the apartment, deputies found the 9-year-old boy in a bedroom playing with a Nook, wearing soiled clothes.  According to Sacramento County Sheriff Sgt. Jason Ramos, one deputy wrote in his report that there was no where else for the boy because of the trash and filth in the apartment.

Authorities arrested Milligan for child endangerment and the 9-year-old boy and his 2-year-old sibling were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.  Milligan has already bailed out of jail.

Sources: Sacramento Bee, KCRA3